In dense colonies; leaf shortly stalked.
Large, 10-20 mm long, dorsal sepal almost transparent, streaked red veins ridged; labellum ragged, like a piece of meat, often with a long drip tip with a small bead in the throat.
August - October.
Calcareous siltstone, mudstone and limestone and fertile soils; streamsides, damp areas.
Common, often locally abundant.
Like C. hatchii but appears to be distinguished by the bead in the throat and the deep red labellum colour and rough texture. There are a number of similar plants that lack the bead in the throat but are often identified with this. Their taxonomic status is uncertain
Large flower, dark labellum colour, ridged dorsal sepal.